Towards Analytics for Educational Interactive e-Books. The case of the Reflective Designer Analytics Platform (RDAP)

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This paper presents an analytics dashboard that has been developed for designers of interactive e-books. This is part of the EU-funded MC Squared project that is developing a platform for authoring interactive educational e-books. The primary objective is to develop technologies and re- sources that enhance creative thinking for both designers (authors) and learners. The learning material is expected to offer learners opportunities to engage creatively with mathematical problems and develop creative mathematical think- ing. The analytics dashboard is designed to increase authors' awareness so that they can make informed decisions on how to redesign and improve the e-books. This paper presents architectural and design decisions on key features of the dashboard, and discusses the evaluation of a high- fidelity prototype. We discuss our future steps and some findings related to use of the dashboard for exploratory data analysis that we believe generalise to similar work.

Citation: Sokratis Karkalas, Manolis Mavrikis and Oliver Labs (2016). "Towards Analytics for Educational Interactive e-Books. The case of the Reflective Designer Analytics Platform (RDAP)". In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK '16). ACM, New York.